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fawn

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
fawnfawn1 /fɔːn $ fɒːn/ noun  1 fawn.jpg [countable]HBA a young deer2 [uncountable] a pale yellow-brown colour
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fawnAbandoned fawns have been reared on a bottle, only to die within a few months.Colours were brutal and depressing; dank shades like dung and army-blanket fawn.She has two young calves that look remarkably like fawns without spots.
Related topics: Colours
fawnfawn2 adjective  CChaving a pale yellow-brown colour
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fawnHer hair was a thick glossy bush of pale fawn brown, not quite shoulder-length.A fawn jacket over the top.
fawnfawn3 verb [intransitive]  PRAISEto praise someone and be friendly to them in an insincere way, because you want them to like you or give you somethingfawn on/over I refused to fawn over her or flatter her.fawning adjective→ See Verb table
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fawnEveryone crowded round, fawning at him and readily taking up his offer of free drinks.The Salomon salesmen fawn over the thrift men.The adverts scold us and cajole us and wheedle us and fawn us to keep up with the Joneses.fawn on/overNow she's fawning over her mistress again and whatever plans Horatia has, you may be sure Connell will help her.People were fawning over him, hoping for tickets.With just a few honourable exceptions, congressmen fawn over him whenever he comes to town.She, poor woman, had at last found a grown-up man, and showed her pleasure by fawning on Porua.The Salomon salesmen fawn over the thrift men.
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Verb table
fawn
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfawn
he, she, itfawns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfawned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fawned
he, she, ithas fawned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fawned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fawn
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fawned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam fawning
he, she, itis fawning
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you, we, theyare fawning
Past
I, he, she, itwas fawning
you, we, theywere fawning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been fawning
he, she, ithas been fawning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been fawning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be fawning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been fawning
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